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Iowa's Business Aviation Advocate

Our Mission

To support business aviation in Iowa by facilitating relationships, providing learning opportunities for aviation professionals, promoting vocations in business aviation, educating government, local agencies, and the general public and serving as the one voice for Iowa business aviation.

If you have a need that aligns with our mission, contact us today for assistance!

January luncheon review

Our January luncheon in Ankney was very exciting.  30 individuals braved the cold temperatures to come out to Exec 1 Aviation to hear Brett Hoben of the FAA discuss the aircraft certification process.  We were fortunate to hear his experience in certifying Textron's new C-408 Sky Courier.  From initial design through the type certificate approval, he led us through the production of a clean-sheet design airplane.  

A big thank you to JR Boesen and Exec 1 Aviation for the donation of the facilities and lunch.  While it was cold outside the setting was warm, the food was great, and the chance to get to know each other was great.  We look forward to seeing you at our next luncheon!

October LUncheon review

IBAA's quarterly luncheon yesterday in Iowa City was a HUGE success!  We had over 35 attendees join us for lunch and a tour of the University of Iowa's Performance Laboratory.  A big thank you to Dr. Thomas Schnell for making the time to show us around and discuss the laboratory, and Jet Air, Inc. for hosting the event and providing the great lunch.

Be on the lookout for our next luncheon announcement.  We feel these luncheons are a great opportunity to come together and shake hands, make new acquaintances, and learn something as well.  

If you haven't joined IBAA yet we encourage you to do so.  Our membership dollars go towards our annual scholarships, the more members the more we can help aspiring aviation professionals within our state!

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2021-2022 Scholarsips are open

IBAA is proud to announce that we will be giving away 2, $1000 scholarships at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  These scholarships are available for students from any of the Iowa 2 or 4 year programs with aviation degree programs.  More information and applications can be found on our Scholarships page.

August safety luncheon

A huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first in-person IBAA Safety Luncheon last month.  It was agreed by all that in-person events are a much more conducive setting for getting together, shaking hands, sharing a meal, and learning a little something as well. 

A big thanks to Satcom Direct for providing the meal and the presentation.  A thanks as well to Elliott Aviation for donating the hangar.

We will be hosting our next event in October in Iowa City, more details to come!

AIN Offeres IBAA members a discount

Aviation International News will be hosting a conference this September entitled "Building a Sustainable Flight Department".  This conference is specifically tailored to corporate pilots, maintenance professionals, FBOs, and flight departments.  AIN has kindly allowed IBAA members to receive a $50 discount using the code IBAA21.

To obtain additional information and register go to:



Sponsorship Opportunities

Tier 1 -       $700/year – Website Banner

                        Company Logo on home page of IBAA.

Tier 2 -       $1000/year – Website Banner and Mention at Quarterly events

Company Logo on home page of IBAA and will be mentioned at the quarterly events as an IBAA sponsor.

Event Sponsor - $1000 or total event cost

                        Sponsor facility food and presenter for an IBAA quarterly event.

Named Scholarship – Sponsor can be involved in selection or have IBAA selection committee be responsible.

                        Silver scholarship of $2000 will be named after the sponsor.

                        Gold scholarship of $4000 will be named after sponsor and include Tier 2

April safety seminar links

If you missed our last quarterly safety seminar featuring Randall Brooks of APS, you can watch the recording here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2VfU1sGz-lEg6DtjF3lmSvA1ArSu6mDKIbqHqBdC24ZzSx5xM0zpDfSDQxxLcvNG.60iKEkVgvwj36gSn?startTime=1619632726000

APS was also generous enough to provide a free online UPRT Insights Course, you can find it here: https://apstraining.com/uprt-insights-sign-up/

Todd Dalsing from the Iowa Public Airports Association also spoke on the state of Iowa's airports.  You can download his PowerPoint presentation to review:  IBAA 042821 2.pptx

Tim McClung from the Iowa DOT's Aviation office also gave us a recap of where things are with aviation in the state.  You can visit their website for more information at: https://iowadot.gov/aviation

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